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Preventative Dental
Preventing gum disease and keeping this stealthy villain away may require super-hero efforts. Gum disease (aka periodontal disease) is now considered to be one of the most common diseases in our country. 85% of Americans suffer from some form of it, yet most aren’t aware they have it, until, well, they already have it. Why?...
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Summer is officially here, which means that summertime travel is officially upon us. This summer 71% of all Americans plan to take some sort of a vacation. Whether it’s packing the car for a family camping road trip, flying overseas, riding the rails or setting sail on a tropical cruise, millions of people will be...
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Father’s Day may come and go, but men taking care of their health is a tough, year-round job. Because June is Men’s Health Month, it’s a good time to remind men to take better care of themselves. And because good oral health is directly linked to longevity, the timing is perfect for this reminder: Take...
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Gluten free? You’ve probably heard these words recently, especially since more and more people are aware of celiac disease. But did you know that this disease can negatively affect your dental health too? Currently over 3 million Americans live with celiac disease, but 97% of these people are undiagnosed with it. That’s roughly 1 out...
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What’s a six letter word that nobody likes to talk about? Cancer. While most patients never expect to discuss cancer when they visit us, screening for oral cancer is an important component of the oral health care we provide. Last year over 53,000 Americans were diagnosed with oral cancer. While this number may seem small...
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What’s a chronic disease that affects most kids? It’s not short-term memory loss, but tooth decay. According to recent reports, just over 40% of kids will have tooth decay by the time they enter kindergarten. For kids between 6 to 11, over 21% will have a cavity on a permanent tooth. Fighting tooth decay is...
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It’s a new year. And millions of people are making, or following, resolutions to spark a positive change for 2019. While the recurring themes usually include taking on a more active approach to health and fitness, such as losing weight or exercising more, what about making a dental resolution this year? After all, having good...
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When diabetes is not controlled properly, high glucose levels in saliva may create problems that lead to an increased risk of tooth decay. Your teeth are covered with plaque, a sticky film of bacteria. After you eat food that contains sugars or starches, the bacteria react with these sugars to release acids that attack tooth...
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The habits of good dental care should begin as early as possible and its important to take steps to avoid problems with infants and children. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food and baby teeth also keep a space in the jaw for the adult teeth. If a baby tooth is lost too...
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Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that covers our teeth and, when we eat something, these bacteria release acids that attack the tooth enamel. When these attacks are repeated over time, the enamel will break down and this will eventually lead to cavities. When plaque is not removed through daily brushing and cleaning it...
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